If reports from the Daily Star this morning reveals that, then, Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic could be the Red Devils first signing in January.
The British media claimed that the player’s agent is currently in talks with the club’s representative over his client’s proposed move to Old Trafford when the transfer window reopens.
The Croatian is no longer rated at Camp Nou following the arrival of younger players, including Frenkie De Jong, in the previous summer transfer window and coach Ernesto Valverde is ready to cash-in on his services.
Rakitic, 31, is obviously edging towards the end of his career and Barcelona won’t place a huge price tag on his services.
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Should he eventually join the Red Devils, the want-away midfielder is likely to feature as a fringe part Zidane Solskjaer’s team judging by his age and the physical nature of the Premier League.
Inter Milan and AC Milan, who are bothered credited with interests in the player, might need to look elsewhere for alternatives should negotiations between United and the player go on as planned.
Meanwhile, United star Matic has attracted a new suitor as West Ham are reportedly linked with the player service.
Matic is unhappy with his lack of game-time at Old Trafford and reports are tipping the Hammers to be his next possible destination.